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Unidentified animal sparks 'Stranger Things' scare in India

By T.K. Randall
August 28, 2022 · Comment icon 13 comments

Some of the locals believed that the creature was from the Upside-Down. Image Credit: Twitter
A mystery creature sparked concern last week after it made its way into a shop in the Indian state of Bihar.
There was quite a commotion outside a shop in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Thursday when the peculiar animal, which reportedly gained access to the property the night before, was spotted rummaging around inside.

It didn't take long for word to spread and within a short time a considerable crowd had gathered.

Predictably, rumors also began to spread, with some claiming that the creature was in fact a Demogorgon from the Netflix hit show Stranger Things.

This, in turn, ended up sparking panic, with some convinced that it was a genuine monster.
It certainly didn't help when an individual who is well known in the local area came out with the theory that the creature was an alien that must have come from another planet.

In reality, however, the mystery animal - which was distinctly cat-like - was most likely little more than a civet cat with mange that had managed to make its way into the city from the nearby forest.

Exactly what happened to it after things had settled down remains unclear.

Source: APN Live | Comments (13)

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Comment icon #4 Posted by Resume 2 years ago
Comment icon #5 Posted by Nnicolette 2 years ago
No that does look like a mangy civet. They probably didn't know what it was because I think even though it is local, they are very elusive and generally avoid people.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Resume 2 years ago
T'was a yolk.
Comment icon #7 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
It's alien civet from a space.
Comment icon #8 Posted by the13bats 2 years ago
If it needs a home it can live with me.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Orphalesion 2 years ago
Agreed!  In addition to that I think a lot of those "unknown animal" reports are somewhat exeggerated. I mean even if you don't recognize it as a civet, it's still obviously a mangy/hairless regular animal not some "thing" from a, coincidently, popular TV show.  Reminds me of all those supposed "dire wolf" sightings when Got was at the height of its popularity (which also always looked like the dire wolves from the show, never like the real prehistoric animal they were named after) 
Comment icon #10 Posted by the13bats 2 years ago
Orphalesion, it's all psychological. You yell mangy cat, everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell paranormal creature out of a sci-fi series we've got a highly viewed thread on our hands on the unexplained mysteries forum.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Orphalesion 2 years ago
Exactly! Modern Journalism at it's finest. Haha.  Also the reason why the Internet calls every single sunken ruin "Atlantis"
Comment icon #12 Posted by Alchopwn 2 years ago
The mangy cat isn't even upside down.  I demand a refund from the Demogorgon!  
Comment icon #13 Posted by DieChecker 2 years ago
O M G.  Do people in India just believe like anything? I can see some idiot yelling, "It's a Demogorgon!", but then people panicking because it might be true? Crazy Man!! 

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